Famous Japanese pop star Namie Amuro shocked the world last year when she announced the date of her retirement, and she delivered it.
“September 16 marked the 25th year since my debut. I could not have gone 25 years without your support, for which I am eternally grateful. Thank you!”
The pop queen which is known as the Japanese equivalent to leading Western artists, such as Janet Jackson and Madonna had delivered her final concert last weekend on her home island of Okinawa, Japan.
The 40-year-old singer who will be turning 41 this coming Thursday, performed for the last time on Saturday, 16th September where she was joined by various special guests including Ken Hirai, Jolin Tsai, Yamashita Tomohisa, MONGOL800, DOUBLE, and BEGIN.
On the same day, the pop diva joined 15,000 fans as they put out a firework show in Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, to salute the singer’s official retirement.
The “Baby Don’t Cry” singer officially updated her website on Sunday, 17th September with the message “To my fans”, thanking them once again for their support throughout her 25 years of music career.
Amuro sang an eight-song set that included “Hope.” Among the numbers, Amuro sang four duets: “Grotesque” with Ken Hirai; “Unusual” with Tomohisa Yamashita; “I’m Not Yours” with Jolin Tsai; and “Black Diamond” with DOUBLE.
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